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paul.fr

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Why do flies, fly around lightbulbs?
« on: 01/06/2007 22:59:13 »
Watching a couple of flies the other day, i noticed that they kepy circling a lightbulb. Why do they do this? Also, when they did land on the lightbulb why did they not(appear not to)burn or enev melt their little legs?

I am guessing they did not because the kept trying to land, and would not if their legs were burnt or melted.


 

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Why do flies, fly around lightbulbs?
« Reply #1 on: 01/06/2007 23:10:06 »
They fly around lightbulbs because they can't fly through them!  [:I]
 

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Why do flies, fly around lightbulbs?
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2007 02:32:31 »
Hee hee
I was going to post that!
 

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Why do flies, fly around lightbulbs?
« Reply #3 on: 26/06/2007 18:45:34 »
I was taught that many insect navigate by the sunlight or moonlight.  They get into trouble when they try to use a lightbulb that way.  Depending on their angle to the bulb, they will spiral away from it, circle around it or spiral into it.
 

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